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Gulshan Town

Gulshan
Town
Union councils of Gulshan e Iqbal Town
Union councils of Gulshan e Iqbal Town
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 14 August 2001
Union Councils 13: Civic Centre, Delhi Mercantile Society, Essa Nagri, Gillani Railway Station, Gulshan-e-Iqbal I, Gulshan-e-Iqbal II, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Jamali Colony, Metroville Colony, Pehlwan Goth, P.I.B. Colony, Safooran Goth, Shanti Nagar
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Nazim Muhammad Wasay Jalil
 • Naib Nazim Shoib Akhtar
 • Municipal Officer Muhammad Shafiqur Rehman
Population (1998)
 • Total 646,662
Office Location Plot#14, Scheme 24, Adjecent Civic Center, University Road Karachi
E-mail nazim@tmagulshan.com
Contact (021) 99230355-9 & (021) 99231363
Website Gulshan Town Page
TMA Gulshan website

Gulshan Town (Sindhi: گلشنUrdu: گلشن ‎) is one of the towns in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The town is also known as Gulshan-E-Iqbal. This town was named in honor of Pakistan's national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Gulshan-e-Iqbal literally translates to 'Garden of Iqbal'. The town is bordered by Gadap Town to the north, the Faisal and Malir Cantonments to the east, Jamshed Town to the southwest, and Gulberg and Liaquatabad to the west.

The population of Gulshan Town was estimated to be about 650,000 at the 1998 census, of which 99% are Muslim. There are several ethnic groups in Gulshan Town including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, etc. The population of Gulshan Town is estimated to be nearly one million today. A small number of Konkani Muslims are also settled in the Kokan Cooperative Housing Society of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Neighbourhoods 2
  • Education 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The federal government introduced local government reforms in the year 2000, which eliminated the previous third tier of government (administrative divisions) and raised the fourth tier (districts) to become the new third tier. The effect in Karachi was the dissolution of the former Karachi Division and the merger of its five districts to form a new Karachi City-District with eighteen autonomous constituent towns including Gulshan Town.

Neighbourhoods

Safari Park

Gulshan Town is the location of the main University of Karachi campus, as well as the offices of the City District Government of Karachi and the Attorney General of Sindh province. There are also few large parks which includes Aziz Bhatti Park, Askari Park, Aladin Park and the Safari Park.

Education

Secondary schools for years 11 and 12 include:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Location" (Archive). Government National College. Retrieved on May 26, 2014.

External links

  • Karachi Website
  • Sindh E-Centralized College Admission Program
  • Karachi: Of encroachments and mega projects
  • The issue of squatters on land needed for new projects


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